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I have about 30% left of UWorld and my exam is in 15 days. I feel overwhelmed with doing questions. I understand the concepts and how they can ask questions. I really feel like its time for me to focus on FA and everything Ive annotated in there from Kaplan videos and UWorld so far. What does everyone think? Is it a MUST that I finish UWorld??
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My exam is on March 31st. I did Uworld from Nov-Jan, and so right now I am just reading FA and my UWorld notes which is literally most of the explanations to get a better understanding. From what i have heard or read, the explanations is the USMLE.
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My exam is on March 31st. I did Uworld from Nov-Jan, and so right now I am just reading FA and my UWorld notes which is literally most of the explanations to get a better understanding. From what i have heard or read, the explanations is the USMLE.
Yeah I def agree that UWorld is the exam for sure. But there is only so much one can retain and understand. I am getting to my peak point where I know that it is probably better to stop doing questions and in the last 2 weeks that I have left to just concentrate on what I have learned and understood. I am kinda getting the feeling I should just stick to FA from now till the exam. And I am sure I will have times here n there where I don't want to read FA so I can maybe do questions then? The questions I have left are majorly Pharm.

I guess I am just trying to think of it as sticking to one thing right now, and I think FA is what I feel like sticking to. I am just starting to get tired since I have been studying since Jan (12-14 hours a day). I took most of the time doing kaplan videos and understanding all the concepts. My UWorld avg is always around 65%.

Just thought I'd get peoples opinions as to what to do now.
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A friend of mine did 2/3 of qbank and got 99. So no its not necessary. Review your FA and ur uworld notes but do 1 block of uworld of what u have left every now and then so this way you will review what you already did and still be practicing questions. Take and NBME and that will clear everything up
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Thanks.

Do you guys advise that I take an NBME or an assessment exam? I am just afraid that it will lower my confidence for the actual exam. I feel that I am well prepared but really need to do a last run through with FA in order to memorize what needs to be memorized. Mostly I have all the concepts down. I know that people say to take an assessment/NBME to see where I stand but I don't know...it sounds too scary..lol
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My friend took the exam on March 9th, and from what he told me on Skype, his exam was extremely fair...q's difficulty was similar to NBME and nothing like USMLEWorld. His exam had about 7 q's taken from Form 7. Since my exam is the same day as urs, I am gonna write form 6 and 7 on the 23rd and gonna do 4 and 5 on the 16th. i'm gonna test my knowledge to see how much i have grasped by reading the UWorld explanations.
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